You can start by reading the basic facts by ThisisFinland.
According to Lonely Planet‘s ranking, Finland the third best travel destination (after Canada and Colombia) in the world in 2017.
Visit Finland has listed 17 reasons to visit Finland. Here are our highlights picked from the list:
The thrill of witnessing the Aurora Borealis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many. The Northern Lights an be seen on about 200 nights a year in Finnish Lapland. It is also possible but more rare to admire the light show in Southern Finland.
Photo: Hernan Patino, Visit Finland
There are 40 national parks in Finland. They are located in all parts of the country including archipelago, lakes, forests, peat lands and fells. The national parks show the areas’ various natural characteristics, such as rapids, rift valleys and eskers. Read more about the Finnish national parks.
Silence & Peace
In the rush and crush of modern life, the rarities are what we value most, such as space, quiet and time. Space to breathe, time to dream. You can find these treasures in Finland, where the lakes are many and the people are few.
Cleanest Air in the World
The air in Finland is the third cleanest in the world, according to a recent study by WHO, and one of the very cleanest parts of the world can be found in Finnish Lapland.
Photo: Ari-Pekka Darth, Visit Finland
are among the most known and adored Finnish creatures. The Moomins are white hippo-like Finnish literature characters created by the much‐loved Swedish‐speaking Finn, writer and artist Tove Jansson in the 1940’s.
Finnish Design & Crafts
isn’t just something you see — it’s something you experience. Finnish culture and a strong craft tradition have brought up some of the world’s most impressive designs, designers, and design-related brands such as Marimekko, Nokia, Iittala, Arabia and Fiskars.
The Finnish crafts include products made of wood and reindeer horns. Among the beloved textile products are accessories and clothes made of wool and leinen, as well as leinen home textiles. The Finnish artisans produce also innovative products from recycled materials.
is known and loved all over the world. As we all know he comes from and lives in Finland where it is possible to meet him in person.
Photo: Harri Tarvainen, Ruka Saunatour, Visit Finland
If you want to understand Finland and its people, getting familiar with the sauna is a good starting point. Sauna is such a big part of Finnish culture it can’t be compared to anything else. Read our introduction to the Finnish sauna culture.
Finland is the ultimate winter wonderland with endless possibilities to quench your thirst for any kind of winter activity. Whether you prefer to cruise down the fells of Lapland, make your way through magical landscapes with a pack of huskies or taking a slow snowshoe hike in the forest – we got it.
Photo: Elina Sirparanta, Visit Finland
Finnish wild berries are packed with sweet flavours as well as healthy vitamins and flavonoids. The Finnish everyman’s right guarantees that anyone can pick eatable berries, mushrooms and wild herbs in the Finnish forests.
These pristine and picturesque landscapes provide habitat for many wild animals and birds including magnificent bears, reindeer, lynx, eagles, and swans, as well as the world’s rarest seal.